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Flirting and philosophising – the survivors I remember

On Holocaust Memorial Day, Gloria Tessler remembers the survivors in the North London of her youth.

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The Nazis’ British Blacklist

In advance of Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, Nathan Abrams reviews a new book about the Nazis’ British hitlist and who wasn’t on it. Around 1939, the Gestapo drew up a list. In the case of the Nazi occupation of the United Kingdom, some 2,600 named individuals were to be targeted for removal. They would have […]

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How Finland’s Jews Fought Alongside the Nazis

Mark Bernheim reviews a remarkable book about Finland’s Jews during World War II. In the complex history of the Holocaust, Finland was the only European combatant country in which none of its Jewish citizens were sent to concentration or extermination camps. In many other ways, too, the history of its tiny Jewish community is unique. How […]

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An Uncomfortable Period of British and Zionist History

Nathan Abrams reviews a new book which sheds light on an a forgotten snippet of British Imperial History. In her new book, The People on the Beach: Journeys to Freedom After the Holocaust, Rosie Whitehouse explores that forgotten period in Britain’s history, the years between the end of the Second World War and the birth […]

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A Journey through Central Europe

Deborah Friedland’s travelogue reflects on the Jewish history of Central Europe. That we, as Jews, born in the decades after World War II, have a difficult relationship with central Europe is self-evident. Historians provide us with the facts, writers their biographies, filmmakers a record lest we forget a culture that was so swiftly and purposefully […]

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‘Maus’ Forty Years Later

Sue Fox looks back at Maus, and its creator, Art Spiegelman. A beginning. Seems as good a title as any for musing on an everyday story of life these days. It was the Torah portion our older son had for his bar mitzvah twenty-seven years ago.   Whilst someone somewhere was reading Bereshit on Saturday, October […]

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Metal and the Holocaust: Feeling the ‘Gut-Punch’ of History

Dominic Williams considers whether and how metal music can help us ‘feel’ the Holocaust.

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Metal and the Holocaust: Too Much Transgression?

What do you do when you are drawn to the bad guys, but the baddest guys around are just too bad?

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